Happy 30th, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Oh man, I can't believe that Who Farmed Roger Rabbit is 30 years old. It is pretty interesting to think that after seeing Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the following Disney animated features did not catch my interest; Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, even though that period was considered the animated features' renaissance. All those didn't hold a candle to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Of course being 13 years old when Roger Rabbit came out, made it the perfect transition to showing me that animated features can be more than just kids movies.

It was so inspirational to me that when I did my first animated short I looked to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? for inspiration. The lustful women in the alley were a direct reference the crazy lustful toon women that appears near the end of the movie. My version obviously lacks the appeal of Roger Rabbit's but hey whatever.

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The alley ways at the end of my short were also inspired by the dark alleys in Toontown + some old New York lower east-side ghettos but mainly Toontown's alleys.

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Here is a great article on the Guardian website: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? at 30: the game-changer Hollywood couldn't top

and Hollywood still hasn't even come close to topping. Bravo, Robert Zemeckis and Richard Williams! A modern day classic.